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Definition: i860

A 32-bit RISC-based microprocessor from Intel that included a 64-bit floating point unit (FPU) and 64-bit buses. Introduced in 1988, it had limited use in Unix workstations for 3D graphics applications and also in Intel's iPSC/860 supercomputer. Both the i860 and i960 were replaced with the StrongARM chips acquired from Digital Equipment. See i960.